Dark smoke and air quality
You can create dark smoke by burning products such as:
- roofing felt foam
Dark smoke is toxic and to people and the environment.
Creating dark smoke is an offence under the Clean Air Act 1973 which can result in fines and a criminal record.
If you are a business, you must have a trade waste agreement for getting rid of waste.
We have a duty to regularly review and assess air quality across our district.
In our last review, we found that air quality was within the limits in all areas:
- nitrogen oxides
- carbon monoxide
- sulphur dioxide
- 1 to 3 butadiene
To find to full details of the review, read our air quality report.